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in new york. here's a look at the big week ahead. the general assembly of the united nations will hear from iran and the united kingdom tomorrow. friday, the palestinian leadership expected to make its case. israel will have an opportunity to respond on friday, as well. we'll also hear from greece, which, of course, is dealing with a huge financial crisis right now. it's rippling throughout europe, indeed, throughout the middle east. so, a lot happening right now. we're also, by the way, following another developing story breaking news happening right now. two american hikers go free after two years in iran's most notorious prison. the men were convicted of espionage earlier this year. but a million dollars bail has now secured their release. we're continuing to monitor the situation. we'll bring it to you live as we get more developments. but both of these hikers josh fattal, shane bauer have been freed and they are getting ready to fly to oman and reunite with their family and fly back to the united states. much more on this story coming up. but let's set the stage before the preside
unfold this afternoon when he addresses the united nations general assembly. he will be calling for the united nations to recognize palestine as an official state. it is a showdown that we are watching this afternoon between the united states and israel on one side, palestine on the other. the whole issue, whether or not palestinian stayedhotehood shou achieved through the united nations or through negotiations with the israelis. we'll have more of that after the break. em go away. neutrogena skin clearing makeup has our proven blemish fighting formula so it clears your breakouts. now that's beautiful. neutrogena®. ♪ this ason, you needtruck le e silvera to take on that list oyours. t'chevy season of ding. and there isn a tt time for a truck, with chk rk after mark of pe doing per. ♪ go yor chevaler today. get the truck and g that list done ♪ at exxon and mobil, we engineer smart gasoline that works at the molecular level to help your engine run more smoothly by helping remove deposits and cleaning up intake valves. so when you fill up at an exxon or mobil station, you ca
.wgbh.org >> charlie: all eyes are on the united nations general assembly this week, the tensions in the middle east will likely dominate conversation. they will se membership as a u.n. member stat it will be vetoed by the united states. also on the agenda will be the arab spring, iran'nuclear program and the famine in africa. we begin our program th the british foreign secretary, william hague, a close ally of the prime minister and a key memberment i'm proud to have the foreign secretary at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you very much. it's good to be here. >> charlie: it's fair to ay the question of the state hood by the palestinians is that most intensely debated subject of this united nations general assembly. where do you think it is? >> well, it is as is well-known as president abbas has said he will submit an application of full membership and to go to the security council. this is somebody set out in his speech at the end of this week. what is happening is of course we're all talking bit, we're all negotiating about it, we're all putting pressure behind the scenes, in our
at the united nations general assembly? pakistan is here because it believes in multilateralism. each september, we return to this great city and this grand scheme so we can reaffirm the presence pls and values of multilateralism. it is and has been one of the abiding central points of our central policy. we are committed to the deal of the united nations. to us, the ideal is very simple. we can do more together than we can apart. we can solve complex problems by consensus rather than by yiewn unilateralism. multilateral cooperations deals with global challenges, old and new in our independent world. as we grow more than and more dependent on each other, the space for unilateralism and unidimensional question is strengths. those skeptical of the future of multilateralism are living in the past. our future, collective future, is bright, and it's the nations in multilateralism that safeguard this future. mr. president, pakistan believes in the promise of the united nations over the scorch of war. the world governed by rules and norms of civility of decency and good will creating a better future f
north of here in new york where the united nations general assembly is meeting. the big issue is the changing face of the middle east and what to do about the palestinians. at this hour, president obama is scheduled to meet with the head of the palestinian authority and senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler reports the president admitted earlier things have not worked out as he had hoped. >> a year after telling the u.n. general assembly it might be able to recognize a new state of palestine at this session, president obama admitted his disappointment. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i assure you, so am i. the question isn't the goal that we seek. the question is how do we reach that goal? >> mr. obama also said the u.n. can't resolve the issues standing in the way of palestinian statehood. >> ultimately, it's the israelis and the palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them. on borders and on security. on refugees and jerusalem. >> his aides have already said the u.s. will veto a security counci
world leaders are coming to new york for the 66th annual united nations general assembly. secretary of the state, hillary clinton, is here in new york. she is working furiously to try to avoid a high stakes international clash, international clash i should say, over palestinian statehood. the palestinian authority president said today he will submit an application for statehood to the united nations security council on friday. joinsing us here in new york is our senior united nation's correspondent richard roth. richard, walk us through as the stakes are really enormous right now, what we expect will happen in the coming days. >> we got a big clue today that meeting you just saw of secretary-general with the leader of the palestinians. according to the u.n., abass will submit for the u.n. friday h which is win the palestinians plan to speak. so nothing is expected unless there is dramatic development until friday. he seems intend ease told the u.n. in effect going to the security council where the united states veto does loom. the british foreign secretary today saying maybe you don
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nations general assembly in new york. among the issues up for discussion are nuclear safety and peace in the middle east. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon opened the session on wednesday by referring to the nuclear accident at the fukushima daiichi plant. >> nuclear accidents do not respect national borders. we need strong international safety standards to prevent the future disasters. >> u.s. president barack obama expressed his objection for palestinian's bid for full u.n. membership. he said the country's independence will only be achieved through dialogue with israel, and that there can be no shortcut. the debates at the assembly will continue until next tuesday. >>> north and south korean officials have met but failed to narrow differences on ways to resume the six-party talks on the north's nuclear programs. north and south korean delegates to the six-party talks ended their first meeting in two months in beijing on wednesday. at the meeting, south korea insisted that the north first halt its uranium enrichment program and take other steps toward denuclearization before having
to do, look at the traffic in new york city to know that the united nations general assembly is underway. >> absolutely. because the streets are clogged. president obama and the new libyan leadershiping for face-to-face talks at the united nations and the stakes could note be higher. moammar gadhafi reportedly starving citizens. the president arrived in new york yesterday. front and center at the united nations. cnn senior correspondent, u.n. correspondent, i should say, richard roth joins us this morning. so this would be the first face-to-face meeting between president obama and the national transitional council? >> a good deferment for the obama administration, able to champion at that meeting and with the other diplomats, their way did work, although fighting remains. and helps solidify this new government in libya. the flag actually flew over the united nations monday for the first time, removing that green gadhafi flag. jaleel, of the national council, will be there and libya will have to set out what kind of government it will be. helping transportation igsly with idea, a big oper
the territorial basis of their state. >>> the president of the united states before the united nations general assembly walking a kind of tight rope trying to balance what has been his standing position that he wants statehood for the palestinians with the fact that he is opposing a palestinian bid for membership for statehood at the united nations, and he also has that difficult task in the united states of a growing bond between prime minister netanyahu and the house republicans and increasing criticism by the leading republican contenders for president. we will continue to follow this developing story on a busy news day, and that is going to do it for me. i'm chris jansing and thomas roberts is up next. what have you got, thomas? >> well, a busy hour coming up. we will talk about how the president did at the united nations and how the words were received. we will talking about the unique pressures on president obama. and on the heels of "don't ask, don't tell," what is more dangerous than terrorist attacks? we will talk about that with the vice president of the communications for the human
. >> we are following the president's speech at the united nations general assembly. the president blasting ron and syria on human rights violations talking about the role of the u.s. and iraq and afghanistan and now talking about israel and palestine and pushing for peace as the palestinian president is trying to push the u.n. security council to recognize palestinian statehood. we will be right back as the kron 4 morning news continues. >> called the cloud cover and a fall. along the coast are not singing in land. as a result hot temperatures this afternoon. livermore will probably reach 100. redwood 100. all of these cities have, the possibility about triple digits. all and all once again a hot day. by noon and 90 degree weather. by 3:00 p.m. look at the purple coming in for the delta and livermore. those locations are expecting triple digits. the only place we get relief is along the coastline. the rest of the bay will be in 70's, 80's, 90's and near 100. here is a look at the 7 day forecast. we expect the hot weather to continue for the next couple of days and gradually cool a
. but the u.s. is confident his regime has collapsed. and in a related development, the united nation's general assembly voted to give libya's seat to the national transitional council, made up of former rebels. back in the u.s., president obama today signed into law the first major overhaul of the nation's patent system in nearly 60 years. the america invents act is designed to streamline the patent process, reduce costly legal battles, and give the patent office more money to process applications faster. that office currently takes an average of three years to approve a patent. at a signing ceremony in alexandria, virginia, the president said the bipartisan law would help bring products to market faster and spur innovation. on wall street today, stocks closed strong, managing their first five-day winning streak since july. the dow jones industrial average gained nearly 76 points to close at 11,509. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close above 2,622. for the week, the dow gained nearly 5%; the nasdaq rose more than 6%. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> wood
to the ambassador upon his election to the presidency of this session of the general assembly of the united nations. i also would like to express my thanks for this excellency ban ki moon for his re-election as secretary-general. i stand today before you, excellencies, feeling sadness for the loss of more than 30,000 martryrs. they sacrificed their lives in my country. their sacred blood was shed to y for a new histor for th the new libya. by the same token, i bow to the mothers, who today know that their sons sacrifice was just and rightful. had events been repeated, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters would have done the very same to write the same history. from this rostrum, let is a moot, all those martyrs whose blood was shed, all mothers and fathers and john kasich. i salute the wounded in hospitals inside and outside libya. mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, two years ago. in this very hall, in this very spot, moammar gaddafi stood before you tearing the charter of the united nations. in a pathetic, theatrical move, one that flouts international values as if those rules that govern the wo
this week for the opening of the united nations general assembly, knowing he's going to be asked about this a lot, it's an embarrassment. he clearly wanted it cleared before that happened, and it does seem to be a sign of tension between the two branches of government. that's not uncommon in the iranian system. jenna: it'll be interesting to to see how this plays out. ahmadinejad speaks on thursday, one report i read today is that he's trying to appeal to the moderate middle class in iran which will be an interesting pattern if if that is, indeed, the case. jerry, nice to have you and such interesting perspective. thank you for sharing that story with us. >> happy to be with you. jon: some breaking news out of germany and a chain reaction tragedy. a major train collision with many people hurt. a nearby car accident may be to blame. >>> plus, senator lindsey graham joining us to talk about the president eat trillion dollar deficit plan. the senator says the president's tax hike will be, quote, dead on arrival, on capitol hill. we'll talk to him just ahead. accept it. you can't change th
's speech at the united nations general assembly and a. effectively endorsed, got involved in domestic american politics. you wouldn't like that if an american politician went to israel on the eve of elections and got involved in israeli politics? >> no, no, i wouldn't. i don't like this either. but it's -- you know, i have to tell you something, when i get to the point that i can control the knesset members, including my own party, it will be a good day. >> you didn't know he was coming to new york and join rick perry at that news conference? >> no, i didn't know that. >> if you would have known, what would you have told him? >> i would have told him stay out of america's politics. >> that's the tradition. >> it still is. >> didn't look like it. >> we're a vibrant democracy. that means any knesset member, any member of congress, any senator, can say whatever they want. most of them, most of them are more careful, some of them are more adventurous. that doesn't reflect the governments position. certainly doesn't reflect my position. we're not going to enter american politics. >> some h
of the security council and the general assembly of the united nations and the international court of justice and the positions of the overwhelming majority of countries in the world? is this acceptable? mr. president, the heart of the crisis in our area is very, very simple and obvious. either there is those who believe that we are an unnecessary people, unwanted people in the middle east, or those who believe that in fact there is a missing state that needs to be established immediately. >> i talked about all of today's developments just a little while ago with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. prime minister, thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> why not freeze settlements one more time, test the palestinians, see if they're serious about resuming direct peace negotiations with israel because that's their condition? what would be wrong with that? >> i did freeze the set millitl, i'm the only prime minister who has ever done than gave it a year, ten months. the palestinians didn't do anything, into the freeze they showed up and said we want more. so it's a pretext.
at the united nation's general assembly. and then deficit reduction from the american journal foundation and then "washington journal" live with your phone calls. when the joint deficit reduction committee meets today, they will be considering change os to the tax code and measures to raise federal revenue. we'll have coverage beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern on crmp span 3 and c-span.org. >> in my opinion, i think that the downs of academic freedom have just been pushed too far. >> in the faculty lounges, naomi schaefer rooly suggests that the current mentality needs to go . >> there are professors of cooking, nutritional study who have teen your now. -- tenure now. when pressed, they will say oh, well, we need someone to have tenure and security studies so they can talk about immigration even though it is controversial. and someone in nutritional studies needs to be able to say something controversial about obesity. >> that's why you won't get the college education you paid for sunday night on q & a. >> the joint cheeves staff have agreed to remove the question regarding one's sexual or
gets ready to speak to the united nations general assembly in just a couple of hours. he is expected to formally ask the world to accept the palestinians as a member. >>> yemen's president, meanwhile, has returned after nearly four months in saudi arabia, this according to state tv. he left the country back in june. this is new video of a massive rally in apparent support of the returning president. his return comes as the capital is gripped in bloody street battles that have killed dozens in just the past week. >>> president obama offering states a way to get around the no child left behind law. in just a few hours, he'll announce a plan to provide relief from key provisions in exchange for a commitment to broader reforms. >>> the fight between the gop frontrunners heating up in florida. mitt romney and rick perry accusing each other of flip-flopping on key issues. >> a rick perry out there that is saying, almost to quote, that the federal government shouldn't be in the pension business. that it's unconstitutional and it should be returned to the states. so, you better find that ric
spoke before the united nations general assembly. >> mr. president, allow me at the outset to congratulate you and our brothers, the people of the tarmac on the occasion of the 66th session of the general assembly. our presentation will be of assistance to you in performing your duties. we are confident that your experience and vision will be an important factor in the success of the general assembly. our thanks also goes to your predecessors, for his presidency of the general assembly and his outgoing session. i would also like to congratulate on his reelection for a second term as secretary-general and wish him all success in his work. mr. president, it is an honor to stand in front of you one more time to brief you on, as it works, build a modern state that lives in peace with its people and neighbors. iraq is building a homeland where everyone is at peace and stability, regardless of sectarian, ethnic, a system where the rule of law prevails. and lives are respected and the system that is based on democracy and peaceful transition of power. this is the basis on the past
. >> on behalf of the general assembly, i have the honor to welcome the united states, to the united nations. his excellency barack obama, president of the united states of america. martha: bring back ambassador bolton. we'll have couple quick thoughts. ambassador bolton, what do you think we'll hear this morning? >> i think this will be a long list of the president's accomplishments at least in his mind from last year. very interesting to hear what he will say about the state of palestinian -- palestine. martha: thank you, john bolton. >> mr. president, mr. secretary-general, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen, this is a great honor for me to be here today. i would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the united nations, the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world. war and conflict have been with us since the beginning of civilizations but in the first part of the 20th century, the advance of modern weaponry led to death on a staggering scale. with this killing that compelled the founders of this body to build an institution that was focused not just on ending one war b
a controversial bid for full united nations statehood this as president obama addresses the u.n. general assembly with hopes of convincing the palestinians to take a different path to recognition. nbc's tracie potts joins us with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. this is going to be a tough one for president obama to deal with. he's already in new york. we'll be meeting with benjamin netanyahu but the white house says there's no plans to meet with the palestinian president abbas. the u.s. has vowed to veto that membership application when it comes up before the security council on friday, saying the only two-state solution for a secure israel and palestinian state is through peace talks, through negotiations, which have not worked so far. the president, of course, has been criticized for what some call tepid support of netanyahu of our israeli ally. abbas says he went to the united nations after 18 years of failed negotiations, it was a last resort, and his nation now no closer to statehood. secretary of state hillary clinton says there are intense negotiations going on. in fact, for month
of the general assembly. the 15 member security council is divided on the request, and the united states is opposed and said it would veto the request. it has addressed -- in his address president obama said ultimately it is in the israelis and palestinians, not us who must reach agreement on the status of a palestinian nation. israel actually announced tuesday the building of additional settlements in east jerusalem. president abbas denounced the move and said peace with israel is not possible until settlement construction and. white house spokesman jay carney said the administration is deeply disappointed by that announcement and that when you decide to take unilateral action, that makes it harder to achieve the peace. we make our views known just as we did with regard to the palestinian action at the united nations. that statement again from white house spokesman jay carney yesterday. we are waiting for the security council to get under way in just a few minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversa
as secretary-general of the united nations. we express thanks and appreciation to him, and the general secretariat staff for their efforts over the past year. in particular, his following up of the situation in our country. excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, we wish to congratulate the people of south sudan on the assumption of their place in the . united nations. we wish to congratulate the transitional council in libya. my country has been witnessing since last january a huge political crisis. the political opposition that has been one of the main components of our system since the establishment of a state of unity in yemen in may 1990. it decided to relinquish and rejected the principle of consensus. refusing to implement the agreement that we have had since 2006. following its failure in the elections. these parties -- they will not allow them to seize power. therefore there has been violence which threatens the outbreak of civil war and devastating conflicts in yemen. that may undermine all the achievements made by our yemeni people in our modern era. as well as a struggle to hav
. in 2005, afghan foreign minister abdullah attended the u.n. general assembly. i was proud to show him lady liberty. but even theb, he feared without more u.s. troops, the situation in afghanistan would deteriorate. >> 1510, united nations security resolution has to be implemented. it cannot be implemented without troops. >> in 2008, we lost more troops in afghanistan, 120 dead and 104 from nato allies than at any time since the war began in 2001. and for the first time, prominent military officials began warning of the possibility of defeat. the taliban had the momentum. >> we have seen a tremendous amount of bravery up to that time. what it took at that moment, when people were doubting and our backs were against the wall ttook a lot of resilience. it took a tremendous perseverance to keep that fight against al qaeda and keep pushing, bring more troops in to ultimately turn the tables and put al qaeda on their back foot. >> before i talk about that aspect of the counter attack, colonel kelley has corrected our premise, the first counter attack was not tora bora, it came before october 200
on their bid for full united nations membership. the security council could take up the issue monday. palestinian authority president put forth the request yesterday at the u.n.. he and israeli prime minister addressed the u.n. general assembly. >> translator: it's time for the palestinian people to gain their freedom and independence. the time has come to end the suffering and the plight of millions of palestinian refugees in their homeland to end their displacement and to realize their rights. >> i cannot risk the future of the jewish state on wishful thinking. leaders must see reality as it is, not as it ought to be. we must do our best to shape the future, but we cannot wish away the dangers of the present. >> cnn senior state department producer is in new york. what's next with this palestinian request for u.n. membership? >> well, in the immediate term, president abbas arrived home victorious to his people and going to the u.n. security council. now he'll meet with his legal committee with various palestinian committees while the u.n. security council votes on -- not vote but a
, former ambassador to the united nations and fox news contributor. give us the big picture here, mr. ambassador. you know a lot about how the iranians think when the u.n. general assembly is convening and mahmoud ahmadinejad is set to address this body, all of the sudden the two bodies are freed. why? >> what a coincidence, an amazing coincidence. obviously this is something that ahmadinejad has had in mind, he hinted in it in interviews over the past two weeks and it's intended to give him a propaganda boost to show his good will and humanitarian nature as he addresses the u.n. *pb and doesis his best for the iranian charm offensive during his stay in new york. look, these two people should have been released within a few days after they were picked up, 2 1/2 years ago, along the iran-iraq border, they didn't do anything wrong, they got lost, they were used for political purposes, it was very callous, very political, so while we should be certainly happy they've been released, this is nothing but propaganda on the part of the iranian government. >> and we understand that the bail o
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